A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Lesotho typically earns around 10,500 LSL per month. Salaries range from 4,810 LSL (lowest) to 16,600 LSL (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Drilling Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Drilling Engineer salaries in Lesotho range from 4,810 LSL per month (minimum salary) to 16,600 LSL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 11,300 LSL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 11,300 LSL while the other half are earning more than 11,300 LSL. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 7,250 LSL while 75% of them are earning more than 7,250 LSL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 15,100 LSL while 25% are earning more than 15,100 LSL.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Drilling Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Drilling Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,460 LSL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,290 LSL per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,800 LSL per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Drilling Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,100 LSL per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 14,300 LSL per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 15,500 LSL per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Drilling Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Drilling Engineer is 6,230 LSL per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 9,770 LSL per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 16,400 LSL per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Lesotho costs anywhere from 58,700 Loti(s) to 176,000 Loti(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Drilling Engineer employees in Lesotho earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Lesotho are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Lesotho for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Drilling Engineer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 6% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||8,270 LSL||-21%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||12,200 LSL||+17%|
|Associate Engineer||9,250 LSL||-12%|
|Autocad Operator||6,730 LSL||-36%|
|Automation Engineer||11,000 LSL||+5%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||9,780 LSL||-6%|
|Biochemical Engineer||9,600 LSL||-8%|
|BMS Engineer||10,200 LSL||-2%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||5,820 LSL||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||10,800 LSL||+3%|
|CAD Design Engineer||10,400 LSL||-1%|
|CAD Designer||6,460 LSL||-38%|
|CAE Engineer||9,920 LSL||-5%|
|Ceramics Engineer||9,230 LSL||-12%|
|Civil Engineer||10,700 LSL||+2%|
|Commissioning Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Communications Engineer||10,900 LSL||+4%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||9,460 LSL||-10%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||9,780 LSL||-6%|
|Control Systems Engineer||10,300 LSL||-1%|
|Controls Engineer||10,800 LSL||+3%|
|Controls Software Engineer||9,450 LSL||-10%|
|Corrosion Engineer||9,820 LSL||-6%|
|Design Engineer||10,800 LSL||+3%|
|Drafting Manager||11,900 LSL||+14%|
|Drilling Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||5,130 LSL||-51%|
|Electrical Engineer||12,100 LSL||+16%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||14,500 LSL||+39%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||10,900 LSL||+4%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||5,410 LSL||-48%|
|Energy Engineer||11,000 LSL||+5%|
|Engine Assembler||4,910 LSL||-53%|
|Engineering Account Manager||12,000 LSL||+15%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||12,400 LSL||+19%|
|Engineering Consultant||14,000 LSL||+34%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||15,100 LSL||+44%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||9,980 LSL||-5%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||15,000 LSL||+43%|
|Engineering Production Manager||18,700 LSL||+79%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||11,800 LSL||+13%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||12,700 LSL||+21%|
|Engineering Project Director||21,000 LSL||+100%|
|Engineering Project Manager||15,100 LSL||+44%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||17,600 LSL||+68%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||8,360 LSL||-20%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||13,900 LSL||+33%|
|Engineering Technician||8,360 LSL||-20%|
|Engineering Technologist||8,200 LSL||-22%|
|Environmental Engineer||10,300 LSL||-1%|
|Equipment Engineer||9,820 LSL||-6%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||14,500 LSL||+39%|
|Fabrication Specialist||7,480 LSL||-28%|
|Facade Engineer||10,000 LSL||-4%|
|Fiber Analyst||6,300 LSL||-40%|
|Field Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Field Engineering Manager||17,500 LSL||+67%|
|Fire Engineer||10,200 LSL||-2%|
|Fitter and Turner||3,320 LSL||-68%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||12,800 LSL||+22%|
|Generation Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Genetic Engineer||11,300 LSL||+8%|
|Geological Engineer||10,700 LSL||+2%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||11,200 LSL||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||5,840 LSL||-44%|
|Highway Engineer||10,700 LSL||+2%|
|HSE Professional||10,000 LSL||-4%|
|HVAC Engineer||11,700 LSL||+12%|
|HVAC Supervisor||9,820 LSL||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||9,750 LSL||-7%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||9,750 LSL||-7%|
|Instrument Engineer||10,000 LSL||-4%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||10,000 LSL||-4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||10,200 LSL||-2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||10,400 LSL||-1%|
|Irrigation Engineer||10,000 LSL||-4%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||11,300 LSL||+8%|
|Locomotive Engineer||9,750 LSL||-7%|
|Maintenance Engineer||9,890 LSL||-5%|
|Maintenance Fitter||3,590 LSL||-66%|
|Maintenance Manager||10,300 LSL||-1%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||10,400 LSL||-1%|
|Marine Engineer||11,000 LSL||+5%|
|Materials Engineer||9,920 LSL||-5%|
|Materials Researcher||9,800 LSL||-6%|
|Materials Technician||7,350 LSL||-30%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||11,100 LSL||+6%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||10,800 LSL||+3%|
|Mechanical Designer||8,900 LSL||-15%|
|Mechanical Engineer||11,000 LSL||+5%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||14,800 LSL||+42%|
|Mechanical Inspector||10,400 LSL||-1%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||11,700 LSL||+12%|
|Mining Engineer||10,100 LSL||-3%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||12,000 LSL||+15%|
|Optical Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||5,560 LSL||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||3,680 LSL||-65%|
|Photonics Engineer||11,600 LSL||+11%|
|Photonics Technician||9,640 LSL||-8%|
|Pipeline Engineer||9,430 LSL||-10%|
|Piping Designer||5,700 LSL||-45%|
|Piping Engineer||9,820 LSL||-6%|
|Planning Engineer||10,900 LSL||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||5,090 LSL||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||10,700 LSL||+2%|
|Principal Engineer||10,300 LSL||-1%|
|Principal Support Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Process Engineer||10,000 LSL||-4%|
|Process Operator||5,990 LSL||-43%|
|Product Development Engineer||10,700 LSL||+2%|
|Product Development Technician||7,660 LSL||-27%|
|Product Engineer||11,000 LSL||+5%|
|Product Safety Engineer||9,780 LSL||-6%|
|Production Engineer||10,700 LSL||+2%|
|Project Engineer||11,400 LSL||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||13,600 LSL||+30%|
|Purchasing Engineer||9,320 LSL||-11%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||10,800 LSL||+3%|
|Rail Engineer||10,200 LSL||-2%|
|Robotics Engineer||11,900 LSL||+14%|
|Robotics Technician||8,820 LSL||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||10,300 LSL||-1%|
|Safety Inspector||8,360 LSL||-20%|
|Safety Manager||12,200 LSL||+17%|
|Safety Officer||5,300 LSL||-49%|
|Sales Engineer||11,500 LSL||+10%|
|Scheduling Engineer||9,430 LSL||-10%|
|Service Engineer||11,000 LSL||+5%|
|Solar Engineer||10,900 LSL||+4%|
|Staff Engineer||10,000 LSL||-4%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||9,730 LSL||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||10,200 LSL||-2%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||9,920 LSL||-5%|
|Structural Designer||9,640 LSL||-8%|
|Structural Engineer||10,100 LSL||-3%|
|Structural Technician||6,770 LSL||-35%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||9,920 LSL||-5%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||5,240 LSL||-50%|
|Technical Assistant||5,560 LSL||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||9,270 LSL||-11%|
|Technical Support Engineer||9,460 LSL||-10%|
|Tender Engineer||9,640 LSL||-8%|
|Test Development Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Transportation Engineer||9,980 LSL||-5%|
|Validation Engineer||9,830 LSL||-6%|
|Verification Engineer||9,780 LSL||-6%|
|Wastewater Engineer||10,500 LSL||+0%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||10,300 LSL||-1%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||13,700 LSL||+31%|
|Work Planner||7,690 LSL||-26%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Lesotho earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.